THE next phase of the scheme to transform the centre of Leek is set to go ahead – as part of a £675,000 package of investments.
Work to transform Derby Street is to start in the summer and is expected to take 22 weeks.
Staffordshire County councillor for Leek South, Neal Podmore, said he was delighted that in the current economic climate further funding had been secured to progress the transformation of the town.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted that this further investment means we will be able to progress with the remainder of the scheme.
“The improvements to Derby Street will bring the finishing touches to the scheme and will really help showcase the town to residents, businesses and visitors.
“It has been great to see so many people enjoying the public space and new business coming to the town as a result. It will be fantastic to see the project rolled out further in the town further enhancing the public realm.”
The next phase will see the use of the same pallet of colours and materials as the current scheme and will further improve the public realm adjacent to the Nicolson War Memorial.
The scheme is being jointly funded by Staffordshire County Council and the original highways agreement in phase one. Designs for the work are still being finalised.